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Photo Challenge #17 Soft

The challenge for the week from was ‘Soft’. This could be soft focus, soft items, or whatever soft meant to us.

I used a new manual focus adapted lens I just got on eBay, a 58mm f1.4 Minolta to isolate the leaves and make the background soft. I am enjoying these challenges and can't wait to be able to explore beyond my backyard and neighborhood when this current pandemic is over.

Photo Challenge #14 Curves

With the Coronavirus and staying home a lot more I am looking for things inside the house that have curves. The new restrictions have also given me a renewed interest in picking this thing up and practicing. Normally a challenge like this would have me taking a drive in the country looking for some s curves on the road, but instead I am discovering local photo opportunities. I tried this in black and white, but liked the warm tones I got in color a little more.

Here are some of the alternatives I shot for this challenge.

These were all shot with myFujifilm XT1 and 35mm f2 Lens.

Photo Challenge 52Frames 13 ‘Line From A Song’

The photo challenge for the week was ‘Line From a Song’ and used a Billy Joel song for my inspiration.

“ Scenes From an Italian Restaraunt ”
A bottle of red, a bottle of white
It all depends upon your appetite
I'll meet you any time you want
In our Italian Restaurant

Our Italian Restaurant is now how home thanks to Covid-19, so I grabbed a bottle of red and a bottle of white and some pasta ingredients and this is what I came up with.

I tried several different angles and setups and made the decision on which to use during post processing. One thing I learned from this challenge was to pay attention to details. In several photos the labels weren’t facing the same way, the cans were too close together, or some minor thing that really stands out afterward even though I didn’t notice at the time.

One other line I thought of using was a John Fogarty line, ‘Have you Ever Seen The Rain, Coming Down On a Sunny Day.’

Next week’s challenge is Curves.

Stay safe and healthy.

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